Forest fires continue in Portugal

18:28, 9 September 2016

Forest fires continue unabated in Portugal. All residents of three southern villages, including popular resort of Algarve, were evacuated.

Meanwhile, more than five hundred firefighters try to cope with flames, using special equipment and even aircraft.

Forest fires are common for Portugal in the summer. But this year due to heat waves and strong winds, more than 15 000 hectares of forest burned, National Park was badly damaged by fire. Four people were died.